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Samuel Rogers and his Contemporaries
Samuel Rogers to Richard Sharp, 19 March, 1835

Vol. I Contents
Chapter I. 1803-1805.
Chapter II. 1805-1809.
Chapter III. 1810-1812.
Chapter IV. 1813-1814.
Chapter V. 1814-1815.
Chapter VI. 1815-1816.
Chapter VII. 1816-1818.
Chapter VIII. 1818-19.
Chapter IX. 1820-1821.
Chapter X. 1822-24.
Chapter XI. 1825-1827.
Vol. II Contents
Chapter I. 1828-1830.
Chapter II. 1831-34.
Chapter III. 1834-1837.
Chapter IV. 1838-41.
Chapter V. 1842-44.
Chapter VI. 1845-46.
Chapter VII. 1847-50.
Chapter VIII. 1850
Chapter IX. 1851.
Chapter X. 1852-55.
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‘My dear Friend,—I need not say how much your letter has afflicted me. Have you written to Clark? Surely you should tell him how you are. I look with impatience to your coming in April. Wordsworth and Southey are still here; S. having paid his daughter a visit, and W. projecting one to Cambridge.

‘Have you read Van Artevelde? If not, pray do. I like Taylor much. The W.’s are staying in his house.

‘Did you read a sketch of the Duke in “The Morning Chronicle,” January 22nd? It will remind you of Macaulay.

‘I passed a week with Lord Grey at Woburn before he came to town. Last night I sat an hour with him and then went across B[erkeley] Square to Lady
Brougham’s, where I found B[rougham] encircled with ex-Ministers—the Duke of Richmond, Lansdowne, Melbourne, &c. Peel evidently wants an excuse to go out, and taunts them to give it him—but they wisely determine to let him bring on his measures. Londonderry’s appointment has already damaged him.

‘The Duke of Somerset called upon me to-day and I want much to see him and talk to him about you. I have seen Lord Sinclair and Courtney. Do you know the Newarks? Lord Grey says B. told him last year he was worth 25,000l. My monthly numbers I know little about. It is a scheme of Moxon’s.1 Your volume circulates fast, as it ought. Babbage’s parties are becoming blue with Lady Morgan, Miss Jane Porter, &c. Lady Fanny Harley is about to marry a son of the Archbishop of York.

‘Pray remember me to your ladies: I hardly know how to be sorry for anybody who has such a singing-bird in his cage.

‘Yours ever,
S. Rogers.
‘St. James’s Place: 19th March, 1835.’